South Carolina 8 Stetson 2
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Almost 19 hours after it began, South Carolina clinched its second consecutive regional title on Monday afternoon, defeating Stetson 8-2 at Carolina Stadium in a game that was delayed overnight because of severe storms in Columbia. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Columbia Regional Day 3 Recap.
Stetson 5 NC State 3
Columbia, S.C. – Stetson survived with a 5-3 afternoon victory over North Carolina State and will move on to play South Carolina in the championship round at 7:00 p.m. A win by the Gamecocks would give them the Regional title, while a win by the Hatters would extend the tournament to a 7:00 p.m. winner-take-all showdown on Monday. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Columbia Regional Day 2 Recap.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cory Mazzoni scattered four hits over eight innings in blistering heat Saturday to lift NC State past Georgia Southern in an elimination game in the NCAA Columbia Regional. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Columbia Regional Day 1 Recap.
Stetson 8 NC State 7
Columbia, S.C. – Stetson came from behind early and then scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat North Carolina State 8-7 Friday afternoon in the opening game of the 2011 NCAA Columbia, S.C. Regional. The Hatters are now 42-18 overall on the season and 1-0 in the double-elimination tournament. The Wolfpack fell to 34-26 overall and fall into the loser’s bracket. Continue reading
By: Aaron Kirby
Favorite: South Carolina (45-14) Last 10 games 6-4
How can you not pick the Gamecocks? The defending champs may be without their best player, Jackie Bradley, but since Bradley got hurt on April 23rd the Gamecocks have gone 15-6 overall and 9-4 in SEC which is not too bad. One of the big reason’s is their pitching staff with and impressive team ERA of 2.66 and holding teams to a .230 average. The staff is lead by #1 LHP Michael Roth who in 15 starts is 11-3 with a very impressive 1.17 ERA in 107.2 IP. Roth is not the only arm on the staff as Freshman RHP Forrest Koumas is 6-1, 3.13 ERA, 63.1 IP, 53 H, 56 K and Sophmore Closer Matt Price is 5-3, 2.47 ERA, 15 sv. SR RHP John Taylor is having an outstanding season 4-1, 1.08 ERA and opponents are only hitting .173 off him. Leading the offense is Sophmore 1B Christian Walker who is hitting .357, 18 2Bs, 9 HR, 57 RBI and SR INF Scott Wingo .327, 4 HR, 25 RBI. Continue reading